Spending time in London is something I don’t get to do often enough, to be honest. When Vix (of Vix Meldrew fame) invited me to her birthday night out I was beyond excited and started planning straight away. The fact that I was away for a night without my husband meant that I could squeeze in as much
geeky Harry Potter themed stuff as my little feet could take.
The first place I headed after dropping my suitcase off at the hotel was the Platform 9¾ shop to pick up a copy of Film Wizardry which for a Potterhead like me is a must read. As well as all the little extras that come with the book, such as Harry’s acceptance letter, there are snippets written by the actors which gives a bit more context to what you’re reading.
After this, I headed in the direction of Covent Garden for a general wander as it’s a part of the city that I absolutely love. I did a fair bit of window shopping and maybe some drooling outside Urban Decay and Charlotte tilbury. Hopefully, I can buy something the next time I’m down.
With the fact that I was in a Harry Potter place of mind I went for a walk until I located the theatre where Cursed Child is currently being performed. Thankfully House of MinaLima was round the corner and had been put on my list when I read Katy’s post about her visit there. I’m quite glad my husband wasn’t there as he would have had issues with the stairs and the doorways as they are very low and he is very tall. The artwork by Mina and Lima is incredible and there was so much to take in. The floor is a marauder’s map and my favourite piece was the envelopes in the fireplace which you can see in the picture at the top of this post.
There is also some gorgeous animal related artwork which has been done by Mina and Lima taking the collective groupings for animals and turning it into art. My two favourites are below and if you’re a One Tree Hill you’ll understand why I love the unkindness of ravens print.
After this, it was getting late so it was time to head back to the hotel for a shower and to get ready for a night out in London. Now this was actually the first time I’d been out at night in London (not for dinner) and I had a great time. It was so good spending time with so many bloggers that I’d been speaking to online for so long. I also need to say thank you to Katy for being so kind when the barman was being mean and laughing at me.
The picture below was taken by the photographer by the bar and I love it – if only for the fact that you can see my highlighter. It was also my first time applying my highlighter and for a makeup beginner, I think I did pretty well.
When spending less than 24 hours in any town or city it’s important to remember that you need to prioritise the time that you have carefully in order to fit in as much as possible.